Shawarma Land, a small business in West Houston on Westheimer, opens and is burglarized hours after closing on its first day of business.

New Business Robbed in West Houston: Owner Remains Optimistic Amidst Setback

Just hours after opening its doors, Shawarma Land, a small local business in west Houston, was robbed. The Houston Police Department reported that the thief caused damage to the property and escaped with over $1,000 from the register.

Owner Mohammad Assaad expressed his disappointment, stating that he had saved every penny for the restaurant. The neighborhood where Shawarma Land is located has seen a high number of burglaries in the past year, according to the ABC13 Neighborhood Safety Tracker. Despite this setback, Assaad remains resilient and optimistic. He chose the bustling area for his restaurant due to its diverse customer base.

The break-in has not deterred Assaad from pursuing his passion for serving delicious shawarma. Houston police are actively investigating the burglary, but no arrests have been made yet. For the latest updates on this story, follow Alex Bozarjian on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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